OMAHA, NEBRASKA, U.S. — Gavilon Grain, LLC announced on Sept. 18 it has acquired a 981,000-bushel grain facility in Silica, Kansas, U.S. The Silica facility primarily handles wheat, corn, milo and soybeans, with 60-car shipping capabilities on the Kansas-Oklahoma railroad.

“Kansas grain continues to drive demand by our commercial food industry customers that want high quality wheat,” said Mike Barrett, regional vice-president of North American Grain. “We look forward to extending our storage, marketing, cross-country trading and risk management capabilities offered in Wichita and Abilene to our customers and producers in central Kansas. Our local expertise is backed by Gavilon’s strong global network.”

The Silica facility is Gavilon’s third grain elevator in Kansas, located 100 miles southwest of its shuttle facility in Abilene and 100 miles northwest of the company’s largest grain elevator in Wichita.